Teachers

Each of our teachers has successfully completed the training offered by Music Together® LLC and has a fundamental understanding of the Music Together approach to early childhood tonal and rhythmic development. Our teachers lead the class activities, and guide parents and caregivers through the rediscovery of the joy and educational value of informal music making with young children and their families.

 

First offered in 1987, Music Together pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes adult participation. Children learn most easily from their parents and primary caregivers. The basics of music can be most easily absorbed in a child’s earliest years. A child’s work is a child’s play and a child’s play is a child’s work….play is an integral part of our music making together.

 

It is thrilling to teach young children and adults when it matters most!

 

Teachers at Catskill Mountain Music Together are:

photo Annie Internicola

Annie was first a Music Together mom with each of her three children from January 2005 - June 2011. She fell in love with the MT program and completed her teacher training in April 2011.

     
photo Celeste Widom

Celeste holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Performance with a minor in psychology from SUNY New Paltz. Her interest in Music Therapy and teaching music lessons has naturally led her to the Music Together family, completing her training in December of 2017.

     
photo Miranda Haydn

Miranda holds a BA in Liberal Arts from The New School for Social Research in New York City and Music Together Certification Level II. She first taught the MT program in NYC from 2000 - 2004. In 2004 Miranda moved to the Hudson Valley and continued teaching here before forming Catskill Mountain Music Together in April of 2006. CMMT continues to serve families in Kingston, Red Hook, and Saugerties.

     
photo Annette Jimenez
Annette is a bilingual speech language Pathologist, currently working with Early Intervention ages birth to 3.

 

She first fell in love with Music Together in Riverdale, NY where she attended class as a parent with her daughter, then 15 months old. Annette continued Music Together following the birth of her son, now 2 years old. At that same center Annette was invited to train and teach in the all Spanish program, Canta y Baila Conmigo®

We are lucky to have Annette join our teaching staff on weekends to continue spreading the word and song of Canta y Baila Conmigo